Canadian Coast Guard Hartley Bay Search and Rescue Residence

The Canadian Coast Guard is in the planning process of developing a new Search and Rescue facility in Hartley Bay, BC.  To support operations at this facility, Fisheries and Oceans Canada is proposing the building of a Canadian Coast Guard Residence building to house staff working at the new Search and Rescue Station.

The site is located within the Gitga'at First Nation community of Hartley Bay at the south end of the community, adjacent to undeveloped forested slope to the south and west, and intertidal foreshore to the east. The community is located on the south end of the Grenville Channel, approximately 80 km southwest of Kitimat, BC (Golder Associates, 2018). The area has access limited to floatplane or ferry from Prince Rupert (Giga'at Nation, 2004).

The proposed residence would be built on Lot 703 (Lot 59 Plan 3730R CLSR as Registered in the Surveyor Generals Office) in the community of Hartley Bay. The only structure presently within Lot 703 has been set up for future development and currently includes pilings to support building infrastructure and a community boardwalk bisecting the lot, but no further construction appears to have taken place. The proposed structure is a 134.40m2 footprint residence that is three stories tall. It can accommodate 6 people. The building will be built on top of the existing pilings.Work is planned to start in October 2020 and be completed by July 2021.


Latest update

July 10, 2020 – The public comment period on the project and its potential for causing adverse effects is closed. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada Canadian Coast Guard is considering comments received to inform its determination on whether the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. .



Fisheries and Oceans Canada Real Property Technical Services
Don Storry, Project Engineer, Real Property & Technical Support
200 - 401 Burrard Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3S4
Telephone: 604-666-8526

  • Location

    • Hartley Bay (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Building and Property Development
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada Canadian Coast Guard
  • Authorities

    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
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